Junior Achievement of Vermillion kicks off annual fundraising campaign

Junior Achievement of Vermillion began its annual fund drive on Wednesday, Feb. 27. JA hopes to reach a goal of $10,500 in order to continue providing JA programs for students in Vermillion. The 2013-14 Vermillion Fund Drive is chaired by Scott Munger from PrintSource.

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy by bringing role models into classrooms to educate students on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness skills. JA has been offering programs in Vermillion since 2003. JA programs are currently offered in grades second, fourth, eighth and high school in Vermillion schools. Junior Achievement of Vermillion thanks the many businesses and individuals who invest during the annual fund drive and help provide Junior Achievement for more than 660 students in Vermillion.

“Junior Achievement programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life,” stated Kayla Eitreim, President of Junior Achievement of South Dakota. “Students who participate in Junior Achievement’s hand-on programs learn about economics and business concepts and have a greater understanding of the world and clearer expectations of the future”

Junior Achievement is funded by local businesses through the annual fund drive, foundation dollars, and special events. JA does not receive financial support from United Way or government agencies.

If you would like more information about Junior Achievement of South Dakota or would like to make a contribution to JA, contact jasd@ja.org or (800) 871-7007.

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